Our latest specialty knit discovery from Japan combines luxurious softness with true texture that you rarely find in a knit. Our classic Chino Short shape rounds it out for everyday enjoyment. These are the Japan Pile Knit Shorts.
The pile knit represents a distinct construction technique with a result that adds real character to a fabric. Additional warp material is used to create sections of yarn that stand up higher than the base fabric. On top of a luxuriously soft base, you see an an extra shaggy slub effect. There is a terrycloth like texture to the surface, but it's more organic and irregular - true depth and a completely unique feel. Deployed in our classic Chino Short style you have supreme comfort in a true specialty fabric.
Chino shorts are a must have, that's why they've become one of our most popular warm weather styles over the last few years. Now we're taking the style one step further to make them even easier to love. The big change - a drawstring elastic waistband. Sounds simple, but the transformation in wearability and comfort is huge. We start in classic form by making one more refinement in fit to absolutely dial it in while retaining all the classic details from the slash front pockets, single back pocket with button closure and clean lines. These are the elements make the style so versatile - casual or slightly more formal depending on what you pair it with. The waistband gets finished with a thick inset elastic, plush cotton drawstring, and beautiful herringbone liner. Instant on, instant fit. They stay put with no thought and the movement in the waist means pure comfort whether you're sitting, walking or standing. Simple, classic style made even better.
We're really excited to do all this in the USA at a value that's equally refreshing. Enjoy these.